The NATO Country Where Journalism Is a Crime

Carl M. Cannon, OC Register
The assassins who ambushed Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on Oct. 2 must have figured they were protected. Not only is the consulate where Khashoggi was lured to his death technically Saudi Arabian property under diplomatic law, but the killers were operating on Turkish soil -- some of the most dangerous terrain for a journalist on Earth.

Clinton Presidential Center exhibits closed over government shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Some parts of the Clinton Presidential Center will be closed due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The center said Saturday that temporary and permanent exhibits at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum will be closed.

A statement on the library and museum's website ...

Donald Trump rips James Mattis, Brett McGurk after resignations

Facing a near-universal backlash over his decisions to pull U.S. troops from Syria and cut in half the number of forces in Afghanistan, President Trump late Saturday night unloaded on two outgoing officials who resigned over those decisions, saying he gave Defense Secretary James Mattis "a second chance" after the ...

David Hogg to attend Harvard, major in political science

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida school shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg is going to Harvard University.

Hogg announced his acceptance to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, university on Twitter Saturday. He said he plans to major in political science.

Hogg has been one of the most prominent voices seeking gun ...

Five possible successors to Mattis

President Trump may find it difficult to replace Defense Secretary James Mattis following the Pentagon chief's resignation this past week.Mattis, who resigned Thursday after major policy disagreements with his comm...

Brett McGurk resigns in protest over Trump Syria withdrawal

WASHINGTON — Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures. McGurk described Trump's decision ...

Trump economic adviser slams Fed chairman

Stephen Moore, an informal economic adviser to President Trump, blamed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for the recent drop in the stock market in an interview that aired Sunday.In an interview with John Cats...

Doctors to strike in Sudan as protests continue

CAIRO (AP) - Sudanese doctors say they will go on an indefinite strike to press demands for President Omar Bashir to step down.

An independent coalition of professionals said the strike, which will begin Monday, will be the first in a series of protests calling for an end to Bashir's ...

Lebanese, some in yellow vests, protest political gridlock

BEIRUT (AP) - Hundreds of Lebanese are protesting against deteriorating economic conditions as politicians are deadlocked over forming a new government.

The protesters marched Sunday to the government building in central Beirut, carrying placards that called for an end to the deadlock and corruption. Some protesters sported the yellow vests ...

Washington braces for lengthy shutdown

Washington is preparing for a lengthy partial shutdown as a deal to fully reopen the government remains elusive.Though only in its second day after Congress missed the midnight deadline Friday, lawmakers are warnin...

Trump tweets reaction to McGurk, Mattis resignations

President Trump on Saturday reacted to the resignation of Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State (ISIS), while also offering a new response to the departure of his defense secretary, James Mattis.

2 activists arrested at site of Alabama mall shooting

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Two activists have been arrested during a demonstration at an Alabama shopping mall where a black man was killed by police last month.

Al.com reports the protesters were arrested Saturday afternoon at Hoover's Riverchase Galleria while activists were silently holding banners that read "EJ was ...

Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama

Call it the tranquil shutdown.As the government careened toward a partial closure Friday night, lawmakers in both parties did a peculiar thing: they started heading home.The absence of urgency - and the utte...